Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Shockwaves: Theatrical Cut Directed by Kasumi
Supported by the Ohio Arts Council
(Part of The Mini Mini Series: The Female Frame)
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
The darkly comic Shockwaves is about a man whose traumatic memories of childhood send him on a hallucinogenic carnival ride of self-destruction and murder. Through a Möbius strip of alternate realities, shifting times and multiple dimensions, Shockwaves weaves a kaleidoscopic nightmare tapestry of abuse and revenge. Media artist Kasumi deploys an astonishing 25,000 public domain film samples, rotoscoped and live action film clips, dance choreography, animation and stunning sound design to produce a brilliant, darkly madcap, grotesque, beautiful and transcendent remix of signs, gestures, and actions that underlie meaning within a culture saturated by moving pictures. It is an utterly remarkable achievement that deserves to be seen by anyone who loves film, and to be studied by artists of all mediums, not just for its amazing technical accomplishment, but also for its deep and lasting emotional impact as a story of liberation and survival. A “dazzling” "metaphorical zeitgeist story," Shockwaves expresses what film until now has not been able to. It is a genuinely new and original cinematic language that goes beyond images, entering intravenously into our visceral understanding. The liquid blood of cinema. (80 min)
Free with $5 suggested donation